The antibacterial shield of the human urinary tract

Zasloff, Michael
April 2013
Kidney International;Apr2013, Vol. 83 Issue 4, p548
Academic Journal
Antibacterial peptides and proteins maintain the sterility of the human urinary tract. A broad-spectrum antimicrobial protein, ribonuclease 7 (RNase 7), previously discovered to play a role in controlling the growth of bacteria on human skin, has now been shown to have an important antibacterial function in the human urinary tract.


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